The alphabet network puts their early spin on last night’s numbers. You can check out our ratings pages for The Bachelor and Castle to see the week-to-week ratings trends, averages, rankings, and more.
Here’s the ABC ratings press release:
ABC’s “The Bachelor” Hits 2nd-Best Number and “Castle” Marks a 5-Week High in Adults 18-49
Some early info on ABC’s Monday, ahead of the regular press release.
Opposite competition including NBC’s The Voice, CBS’ original lineup and Fox’s Daytona 500, ABC equaled its best numbers since season-premiere Monday in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. In addition, ABC registered as the #2 Net on the night with Women 18-34 for the 4th week in a row.
Despite facing stiff competition throughout its 2-hour broadcast, ABC’s The Bachelor grew week to week in Adults 18-49 (+4%) to match its 2nd-highest number this season. In addition, the ABC unscripted series equaled season-high ratings with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34. The Bachelor finished #2 in its time period with key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
Gaining on its lead-in by 1.1 million viewers in the 10pm hour, ABC’s Castle finished on the heels of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (pacing within 300k viewers), while outdrawing NBC’s Voice-driven Smash by 2.2 million viewers. ABC’s Castle was also the #2 drama in the hour with Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-34/W25-54). Building week to week by 5%, ABC’s Castle hit a 5-week high in Adults 18-49 – since 1/16/12.
What do you think? Were you watching an ABC show last night?